American Experience Season 2
S02 E01Oct 3, 1989
The Great Air Race of 1924 Oct 3, 1989 Follows the 1924 attempt by four U.S. Army Air Corps biplanes to circumnavigate the globe.
S02 E02Oct 10, 1989
Demon Rum Oct 10, 1989 The spread of Prohibition from Henry Ford's Detroit factories nationwide
S02 E03Oct 17, 1989
A Family Gathering Oct 17, 1989 Lise Yasui explores three generations of her Japanese-American family - from their immigration to Oregon in the early 1900s through their imprisonment in internment camps during World War Two.
S02 E04Oct 24, 1989
Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice Oct 24, 1989 The work of a notable civil rights crusader in the late 19th and early 20th century.
S02 E05Oct 31, 1989
The Great War: 1918 Oct 31, 1989 America's experiences in France during World War I.
S02 E06Nov 7, 1989
Forever Baseball Nov 7, 1989 A nostalgic treatment of the national pastime and its meaning in history.
S02 E07Nov 14, 1989
Adam Clayton Powell Nov 14, 1989 Documentary on the life of civil rights advocate Powell, including his career as a Harlem minister and a US Congressman.
S02 E08Nov 21, 1989
Mr. Sears' Catalogue Nov 21, 1989 The story behind the mail order tome that brought merchandise (or dreams of it) within reach of Americans far and wide.
S02 E09Dec 5, 1989
Battle for Wilderness Dec 5, 1989 The first major battle for wilderness preservation erupted over the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park in 1906. On the one side were the purists who argued that wildlands were to be left as God made them; on the other, those who believed in the wise management of natural resources. President Roosevelt, an ardent conservationist, was caught between the two.
S02 E10Dec 12, 1989
Ballad of a Mountain Man Dec 12, 1989 Story of a folklore historian who sought to preserve the traditional music of the Appalachians for posterity.
S02 E11Dec 19, 1989
Forbidden City, USA Dec 19, 1989 The Americanization of Chinese people in the 1920s and 30s, including public roles that ran counter to their cultural history.
S02 E12Jan 8, 1990
Wildcatter: A Story of Texas Oil Jan 8, 1990 Oil exploration and the fortunes and failures of the independent opportunists who searched for it.
S02 E13Jan 15, 1990
Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad Jan 15, 1990 A chronicle of the organized efforts to help slaves find freedom in the north.
S02 E14Jan 29, 1990
Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven Jan 29, 1990 The story of Yosemite told through the diary of one of the first white Americans to visit the California valley.
S02 E15Feb 12, 1990
God Bless America and Poland, Too Feb 12, 1990 Polish immigration in the 1910s and the contributions of Poles to the United States.